Students identify the mission of Save the Children and write about the need for saving children around the world. They read and discuss children's right to access to health as required by the United Nations' Convention on the Rights of the Child. They view resources about the health workers who are saving children's lives across the world, and students work in small groups to research and report on five featured countries. They learn that they can support these health workers by choosing a service project to take action for children's health.
Follow this Link to the Elementary Level Unit: Save the Children's Newborn and Child Survival Campaign
Five or Six 45-Minute Class Periods, Plus time for research, preparing a brief group presentation, and planning and carrying out a service project.
The learner will:
Students choose how they want to take action to help reduce child mortality in the world's poorest countries. They may choose from ideas here or come up with their own. The time of year and availability of programs may help determine the project (See Save the Children projects by date below).
Knit a cap; advocate for using reusable water bottles and reducing water usage; raise funds for a specific cause related to child health; write letters to the president to ask for more money to be spent on children's health and hunger in developing countries; host an event to raise awareness or work on a project (such as knitting caps); inform the local media about the class's efforts (and increase the impact of the project).
See individual lessons for benchmark detail.
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